With a wealth of landmarks along the route, there’s a great supply of highland accommodation on the A82. Whether it’s a country house hotel or a homely bed and breakfast, there’s something for all tastes and occasions.

Slower but more Scenic

At 167 miles (269 km) the A82 is the second longest A-road in Scotland. The A9 is longer, but the A82 is often described as the ‘slower but more scenic route. It is an important link from the central belt to the Scottish Highlands. It can be picked up in Glasgow and takes you all the way to Inverness via the west coast and Fort William.

Along the way the road passes many landmarks, including Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, the Ballachulish Bridge, Bed Nevis, the Commando Memorial, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Too many places to cover in a day, so you’ll be glad there’s plenty of Highland accommodation on the A82.

Constructed by Thomas Telford

Part of the original road was constructed by Thomas Telford in the 19th century, following alongside the Caledonian Canal. Over the years many parts pave been improved but this scenic route is slower for a reason. It is little more challenging in places.

In 2003 the Scottish Govenment installed bilingual road signs from Tarbet to Inverness to include Gaelic as well as English. The signs have been added to improve the tourism experience and create greater awareness of the Gaelic language.

How about walking part or all of the route? Read more about walking the Great Glen Way here.

The best place to check the full range of Highland accommodation on the A82 is to check VisitScotland‘s website. At the end of the A82, you’ve arrived at your destination, Bannerman Bed and Breakfast. We are on the A82 and walking distance from the centre of Inverness. Rates and availability are a few clicks away.

Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness on the A82
Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness on the A82